We guide you to the best solution for your requirements.
SSL offer a range of professional services which can be tailored to your project requirements. Engaging with SSL ensures that you get the best independent advice from which to take a project forwards;
This is normally the starting point for any project. The report provides the basis from which a more detailed project design can be developed. SSL take the time to fully understand client requirements at an early stage. The report incorporates the outcome of a site investigation or condition survey (see below) which helps to shape how a project develops. The report provides a discussion of design options and budget cost projections. SSL also provide advice on considerations such as life-cycle costings and future proofing the design where possible.
Site Investigation (New Build)
When considering constructing a new sports facility, collecting relevant information about the proposed site and interpreting it correctly helps to reduce the risk of unknown hazards and unwanted extra costs later on. Our site investigation work gives us that information. SSL employ experienced Field Engineers to complete extensive onsite tests to establish surface and sub-soil data. This information is crucial to correctly assess the required groundworks, foundation design and drainage requirements. The SSL team can then optimize the most practical and cost effective layout design.
Condition Survey (Facility Refurbishment)
When considering the resurface of an existing sports facility, collecting relevant information about the existing construction ensures proposed design solutions are appropriate and that project budgets are accurate. The SSL team carry out a detailed analysis of your existing artificial pitch and feed this information into a Feasibility Report. The survey assesses remaining surface lifespan, existing foundation design, drainage & reviews other aspects including fencing, floodlighting & sports equipment. SSL are not seeking to sell a particular product and so our advice remains independent, something our clients recognise the importance of.
SSL provide guidance on available funding routes, many of which are tailored solely to the development of sports facilities. We also work alongside bid specialists who can help to develop/write grant applications. Information provided by SSL often forms the basis for attracting funding from bodies such as Sport England or the Football Foundation. Engaging with an independent sports facility specialist consultant is often viewed in a positive light by grant providers.
Playing Surface Selection
Depending on whether the facility is sport-specific or a Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA), there are numerous artificial surfaces currently available, each with their own particular features and benefits. Selecting the most appropriate surface for your needs is of paramount importance – something SSL has a huge amount of experience and expertise to guide you. As independent consultants, SSL are not influenced to selling a particular product and so we provide unbiased advice on surface options available. With so many surfaces available from a variety of manufacturers, our clients recognise SSL’s guidance as being vital to ensure the most suitable surface solution is selected.